BN/KL Complex in the Orion Nebula

This is one of a series of images of the BN/KL complex, a star-forming region deep inside the Orion Nebula. The area is located close to the Trapezium cluster. This is a near-infrared image obtained with the ISAAC instrument at the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope. The complex itself is so heavily obscured by the dust cloud that it is not visible at this wavelength. The image covers an area of approx. 3 x 3 arcmin.

Technical information: this image covers an area of approx. 3 x 3 arcmin 2. 

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0113a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 March 2001
Related releases:eso0113
Size:2499 x 2528 px

About the Object

Name:BN/KL Complex
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:1400 light years

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BandTelescope
Infrared
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Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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